Tag: Blogging

Placeblogger – a new hub for hyperlocal blogging in the States

• January 2, 2007 • Comments (2)
Placeblogger - a new hub for hyperlocal blogging in the States

A new site covering local and hyperlocal blogs has launched. Placeblogger.com is presented by Dan Gillmor’s Center for Citizens Media, Jay Rosen‘s PressThink and Lisa Williams’ H20Town. The site defines a placeblog as “an act of sustained attention to a particular place over time”. It’s not necessarily citizen journalism, but rather can contain what they […]

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Statistics: Most linked-to in Swedish blogs

• January 2, 2007 • Comments (0)

Johan Larsson at Knuff has a list of the most linked-to blog posts, news articles, books, IMDB pages, embedded videos and Wikipedia articles for 2006. The most linked to blog post was made by Marcus Birro, a manifesto for culture. It got linked to in 59 other blogs (well, 60 with this one I guess). […]

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More on comments – Kevin Anderson's take

• December 22, 2006 • Comments (0)

A couple of days ago I wrote about moderation and comments functions on news sites. In a related post, Kevin Anderson at Strange Attractor also writes about AZ starnet and about moderation, calling it “one of the overlooked issues with community”. He also talks about internet trolls. And.. that you get the comments your content […]

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Raymond Kristiansen looks back on two years of videoblogging

• December 21, 2006 • Comments (0)
Raymond Kristiansen looks back on two years of videoblogging

Norway’s most famous vlogger Raymond Kristiansen has been vlogging for two years and looks back at his experiences. His first post covers about a month, his first month of vlogging and all the discoveries he made. To me, videoblogging (or video on the net that is downloadable and preferrably with an rss feed) was the […]

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Blogging in the long tail

• December 20, 2006 • Comments (0)

Johan Larsson writes about niche blogs, after finding a blog on Swedish blackberries (my translation): You can be more proud of having five visitors who are really interested than having 4000 who are just a bit curious. Like Johan, I am thrilled to find blogs that are well written on a subject I don’t know […]

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2006 named the year of the social network

• December 12, 2006 • Comments (0)

It’s getting near the end of the year, and December is always a good time to look back and reflect on the goings on of the past 12 months. Richard MacManus at the Read/WriteWeb blog has done just that, and has come up with a long list of technologies that have shaped the web this […]

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20 million bloggers in China

• December 8, 2006 • Comments (0)

The Chinese blogosphere is growing. A recent report states that there were 19.87 bloggers in China on Nov. 6, an increase by 24 percent in a year. Every blogger has 2,6 blogs on average, making the total 52,3 million blogs in China. The report is only available in Chinese, but there’s a summary at the […]

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Writers' resource: Top 10 blogs

• December 7, 2006 • Comments (0)

Michael Stelzner has listed the

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BBC hosting blogging workshops in Manchester

• December 3, 2006 • Comments (0)

The BBC will arrange a blogging workshop in Manchester, as a part of the Manchester Blogging project, an interesting approach in which the BBC simply wants people to blog more, and to submit their RSS feeds so that BBC staff can keep track of them. Or, in their own words: This project is an experiment […]

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MSN survery: Male autority blogs most popular in India

• December 3, 2006 • Comments (0)

A recent survey posed to 1000 Indian visitors to MSN’s portal has mapped Indian blog behaviours. Blogs founded by business leaders make for the most enjoyable read, writes The Hindu. Second in line are politicians’ blogs. Many also read blogs to get entertained. Blogging in India is just on the verge of becoming as the […]

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Information overload? Not when RSS readers get smarter

• November 30, 2006 • Comments (0)

A new service aims to take the stress out of RSS reading. It’s easy to sign up for more feeds than you have time to read. In comes Blastfeed, a keyword based filter that sorts out what you’re really interested in in all the feeds you’re subscribing to. You can use for instance your bloglines […]

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Reporters without borders issues handbook for bloggers

• November 28, 2006 • Comments (0)
Reporters without borders issues handbook for bloggers

The organisation Reporters without borders released a pdf document in 2005 titled “Handbook for bloggers and cyber-dissidents”, offering hands-on tips for bloggers in countries where freedom of speech is restricted. Reporters without borders write: Bloggers are often the only real journalists in countries where the mainstream media is censored or under pressure. Only they provide […]

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